Police in Garden City, NJ apparently arrested a man this weekend for not sending a tweet.
It all started at The Roosevelt Mall on Long Island, where teen singing sensation Justin Bieber was apparently scheduled to appear. Over 3,000 fans jammed into the shopping center and began chanting and yelling and carrying on. It looked like this:
The cops apparently asked James Roppo, a senior vice president of Island Def Jam Records, to send a tweet letting the fans know that the singer wouldn't show. He apparently failed to tweet and was cited for“endangering the welfare of a minor and obstructing government administration."
Bieber, who got his start after being discovered on YouTube, did tell his fans to go home via twitter, but apparently it didn't work.
If this near riot and the recent box office success of Twilight: New Moon has taught us anything, it's taught us that teenage girls are terrifying when gathered in groups. I suggest we all stay in our homes and play video games so they don't bother us! Trust me, it'll work.
In a related story, I recently tweeted about a personal appearance I made at a local discount t-shirt store (5 shirts for $3!); I was greeted by a surly dock-worker and a smelly girl who cuts her own hair as opposed to thousands of screaming fans. There must be something wrong with my internet.
Source: Media Memo